To Chuito the apartment was a self-imposed prison for a lifetime of sins. To Alaine, the girl next door, it was salvation from her overbearing, religious father.

He was a devil.
She was an angel.

Two people who should’ve never met, let alone become friends, but it’s not until they give into the dangerous passion that’s been simmering under the surface for five years that things go to hell.

On the outside, Chuito ‘The Slayer’ Garcia is on top of the world. He’s successful. He’s wealthy. He’s a champion MMA fighter surrounded by friends whosupport him, but they don’t know what he was before he came to Garnet.

A gangster.
A thief.
An addict.
A murderer.

Now his past is churning up demons he can’t ignore. Chuito knows he needs to go back to Miami to end it, but there’s something holding him back, asingle temptation he can’t resist before leaving.

She’s the one drug he can’t give up…even if it destroys them both.


★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

“To me you’re coke. Fine. Smooth. Perfectly white. Very bad for me, but so fucking sexy I don’t give a shit. It’s worth going down for.”

Without a doubt, this book (and series) should be up there with the best. It was INTENSE and I feel like these characters are now a part of me. To put it simply, Kele Moon can write a sexy alpha male like no other and Chuito Garcia was fucking fantastic! I loved him soooo much.

Fans of this series, and the Battered Hearts Series, will know Chuito quite well already, he is a gang banger turned UFC champion who has done a lot of bad shit in his life, but he is an extremely loyal friend who has one of the biggest hearts hiding under his gang tattoos and scary exterior.

He has been friends with his neighbour Alaine for a long time now, she is the preachers daughter who escaped her fathers strict parenting when she was 18 and along with the help of her boss Jules has earned herself a law degree and is now an independent and confident woman.

This is their love story and it’s not a pretty one, it is sad and gritty and raw but with glimpses of absolute devotion and adoration and loyalty. Alaine & Chuito are soul mates who are meant to be, but Chu loves her too much to get involved with her, she is pure and innocent and he is dark and stained.

“I am not going to be your love story. 
I am your friend. 
I’ll be your friend until I die, but I am not going to give you a happily ever after.”

It’s under the dark of night that their relationship develops, when Chu has nightmares she comes to him and soothes his soul. He teaches her to dance and they eat together and laugh together. Chu is in his self imposed prison in Garnet, but he’d rather stay there forever than go back to Miami where it is becoming obvious that he is needed back there to make things right with the Los Corredores.

We get glimpses of the past 5 years mixed with the present day and not only do we get Chu and Alaine’s tumultuous love story, but we get to see his bromance with Tino. The bond these two have is so strong, and I loved the banter,the love that they had for each other shone through, and even when it was tested in the most horrendous way, there was no doubt that it was unbreakable.

“I give a shit because I love you,” Tino said so passionately it stunned Chuito.
“You’re my brother.”

Honestly, I can’t gush enough – I don’t want to go into the details of the story because it needs to be experienced with fresh eyes. I said it about The Viper, but Kele Moon really takes you on a journey with her stories, this book will make you laugh & cry from one page to the next.

Alain loved Chuito unconditionally and he deserved it so much, I was so happy that they got their happy ending.

“She appreciated him as a man. As a warrior. 
In a way, she supposed she appreciated him as a criminal too.”

It is recommended that you at least read Crossing the Line & The Viper before you read this one, they are both as amazingly written and well worth it.

I am now DYING for Tino and Nova’s books, these latin men are just perfection!

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review


“I’m an addict. You know that. Getting off the drugs has never changed that. If I—”
He swallowed hard, and his voice was still full of pain. “I just can’t. I shouldn’t even touch you.”

“You drink,” she pointed out. “You’re not addicted to that.”

“Alcohol is not my drug of choice. It’s the exact opposite of it.”

“I’m not cocaine,” she reminded him.

“That’s what you think?” He glanced at her over his shoulder, his dark gaze running over her for one long, hot moment until it stopped to rest on the pink lace of her bra.

“To me you’re coke. Fine. Smooth. Perfectly white. Very bad for me, but so fucking sexy I don’t give a shit. It’s worth going down for.”

About the Author

A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.
So obsessed is she with the beauty of romanceand the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keepher grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.
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